Is “reading aloud” effective for learning English? Introducing the merits of reading aloud and the correct reading method

August 21, 2022 0 By admin

“Reading aloud” that everyone may have touched once in English classes at school .

I also remember being encouraged by my teacher to read aloud textbooks many times in school English classes and preparatory schools, even though I was skeptical.

What is the effect of reading aloud aloud instead of reading silently? If so, what exactly is it? This time I would like to talk about such “reading aloud” .

What is reading aloud?

So what is reading aloud? it says “read aloud.”,

In the same way, there is also the word “reading aloud” which means reading aloud, but this means reading aloud sentences (to let people know), and the presence of others is necessary. It will be.

There is a recitation drama, but I’ve never heard of a recitation drama. Reading aloud is an easy learning method as long as you have something to read.

What are the benefits of reading aloud?

I hear that even now, at school, reading aloud textbooks and books in Japanese is given as homework. There should be some merit and effect of reading aloud because it is given as an assignment.

First, let’s talk about the effects that are said to be obtained by reading aloud.

1. Improvement comprehension of reading

If you take the act of reading, it seems that there is no difference between reading silently and reading aloud.

However, when reading silently, we often thought that we were reading properly, but our eyes were just chasing the letters and we did not understand the contents unexpectedly.

On the other hand, when reading aloud, you have to move not only your eyes but also your mouth, and you have to pick up all the textual information properly in order to actually speak. This allows you to understand the content of the text correctly without having to scan or skip.

2. More memorable

Silent reading is the act of reading with the eyes, but reading aloud is the work of reading with the eyes, speaking with the mouth, and listening with the ears.

Reading aloud seems to be a very simple and simple act, but in reality, it is an act of doing “reading”, “speaking”, “listening” and work using various parts at the same time . Therefore, it is said that the knowledge and experience gained by utilizing not only the visual sense but also other parts of the body will be deeply established in the brain.

In addition to the above, although it is not as clear as the truth, there are reports that reading aloud, which reads, speaks, and listens at the same time, activates the brain, helps improve communication, helps reduce stress, and so on.

What are the benefits of reading aloud in English?

I talked about the effect of reading aloud itself above.

So what are the benefits of reading aloud in English?

1. Pronunciation

As I mentioned a little earlier, it’s hard to notice in silent reading even if you scan or skip reading.

So, for example, in the case of English, it is possible to proceed to the next word as it is, even if the word has a meaning but the pronunciation is ambiguous.

The same applies to how to read numbers. When it comes out as 152,400 yen, it is possible to catch the number part in the text and skip it somehow, but I think you may have experienced that you can not read it at once when you read it.

However , when you read aloud, you can notice that the words that you thought you could read or knew were not actually pronounced, and the numbers that you thought you could read were unexpectedly confusing.

Of course, words and numbers that cannot be read aloud cannot be used when speaking. There is an advantage that you can pay attention to pronunciation through reading aloud.

2. Improvement of listening ability

One of the things you don’t notice in silent reading is voice change (liaison).

Even in English, there are things called linking, reduction, and flipping.

When reading silently, basically, we read only textual information and visual information without being aware of the voice, so even if we are reading a sentence at a high speed, we will not be aware of this voice change.

However, as you read aloud (especially while listening to the sound source), you can get used to this change in voice.

3. Improvement of reading ability

If you are reading an English sentence and you don’t understand a word or sentence structure, you will often read it back.

This is because the sentence structure of Japanese and English is very different, and the word order of Japanese and English is different, so it is difficult to understand English sentences in the same order from the beginning until you get used to it.

However, when reading aloud, I am reading while following the words that are a little ahead of the words that I actually say.

As I mentioned earlier, it is necessary to properly pick up all the text information in order to actually speak, so you will read in the English word order without reading back, which will improve your reading ability. I will be connected.

4, increase of usable expressions

Reading aloud is a task that involves mobilizing all the eyes, mouths, and ears of “reading,” “speaking,” and “listening.”

Input is very important in learning a language, so it is of course important to read a lot of English silently. However, by adding reading aloud to it, the number of words and expressions that are “actually spoken” will increase.

Many of the readers of this article have the experience of singing songs when they were little and puns such as “Ariori Haberi Imasokari” still coming out of their mouths. it might be?

It is said that the five senses of “speaking” and “listening” as well as “reading” and the memory closely related to the experience are easy to establish.

Also, ready-to-use expressions are becoming more important, especially when speaking in conversation. Therefore, by experiencing “speaking” by reading aloud, it becomes easier to express by mouth .